Liparis tsii H.Z.Tian & A.Q.Hu 2015 SECTION Liparis

Lip and Column detail

Plant and Flowers

Photos by H.Z. Tian and Liparis tsii: a new species of Orchidaceae (tribe-Malaxideae) from Guangdong, China with its phylogenetic position Website

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Nan Ling Liparis [A mountain range in China]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Guangdong and Guangxi provinces of China on wet and mossy slopes towards the margin of the forest at elevations of 750 to 1450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by white, membraneous sheaths and carrying 2 ovate, acute to obtuse, wavy crisp margins, basally contracted and naroowed into the petiolate bse leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, winged, 1.8 to 2.4" [4.5 to 6 cm] long, 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with broadly lanceolate, pale yellowish green, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts..

"This species is similar to L sasakii but can be distinguished by the smaller flowers with an entire lip. It is also close to L. nanlingensis, but differs in the flowers with a longer lip tail on the epichile and a quadrate callus on the hypochile" H. Z. TIAN, A. Q. HU, Q. X. LIU1, X. X. ZHOU1, C. HU, S. W. CHUNG & F. W. XING 2016

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Plant Biosystems, Vol. 150, No. 6, 12251232 Liparis tsii: a new species of Orchidaceae (tribe-Malaxideae) from Guangdong, China with its phylogenetic position H. Z. TIAN, A. Q. HU, Q. X. LIU1, X. X. ZHOU1, C. HU, S. W. CHUNG & F. W. XING 2016 photo fide

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